Title: Despite Serendipity
Author: Nicki Scalise
Published: Dec. 13, 2014
Review: ebook provided by author
A boring night, a crowded club. Portia Winters has had her fill of both. She's one cheesy pickup line away from losing her mind when Tore Brennan slides up onto the barstool next to hers. When the DJ plays the perfect song, she seizes the opportunity to show him everything she's come to feel for him since they first met over a decade ago.
Tore loves the nightlife — the music, the alcohol, and the easy women. All that could change when his perfect woman drags him onto the dance floor. Portia's classy, gorgeous, and everything he’s ever dreamed of. Can he abandon his playboy ways for a chance to prove he can be the man she deserves? Or will old habits die hard?
**The events in this novella fall within the timeline between books one and two of the Revenants in Purgatory series. It should be read after Aeonian Kiss (R.I.P. #2)
I received this book to give an honest review.
This is a quick short story. If you have read book one and book two in the Revenants in Purgatory series then you know of the relationship between Portia and Tore. Tore is Olivia's brother and Portia is the best friend. Some things went down in book two which tore Olivia and Portia a part for a few. In this story we get to find out what has causes Portia and Tore to act like they do in the other books. Portia and Tore are both players they are just looking for sex with others it is normal for them and they don't think twice about it.
They both have feelings for each other but they have never acted on it that is until Tore approaches Portia at a night club. One thing leads to another and they both are in bed, but what Tore does next I could have smacked him. I have always wondered if there could ever be a relationship between these two characters and I seemed to have gotten my answer in this book.
This story is told between both Portia and Tore's point of view.
Now there is some adult language within the book so reader beware it isn't anything two heavy but just in case you got virgin eyes.
I do have to say this cover does stand out from her other two covers in this series. I don't know if that is a good thing or not the other covers are more darker feeling.
Nicki Scalise lives in the foothills of northern Colorado with her husband, four dogs, and a chinchilla. With so many furry, tail-wagging monsters running wild, the house is generally in varied states of chaos. If ever they give her a break, she spends her free time imagining new worlds, watching Firefly for the millionth time, or counting down the days until the next Comic Con. Most days she can be found sitting idly at her desk, staring at the wall. Scalise is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy author.